Sonia Kashuk Very Berry Satin Luxe Lip Color ($9.99) is my new go to HG (holy grail) berry pink shade for Spring looks. This is one of those really lovely shades of rosy pink berry that quite looks like Lipstick Queen Jean Queen or Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer in RD506 and at half the price with a fair more luxurious formula.
True story, Sonia’s Satin Luxe Lip Color is one of thee best budget lipsticks I’ve had the pleasure of using.
I’ve reviewed Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color in the past but it still remains one of the nicest lipsticks around for under $10 bucks. Honestly, applying it and wearing it you’d think it cost $30.
This is a super buttery satin lipstick with an SPF 16. The color glides across lips like melted butter and has a soft, creamy consistency that wears weightlessly on lips for a solid four hours without feathering or migrating. It has a subtle vanilla flavor to me although it is promoted as fragrance-free. The creamy texture lacks shimmer and sparkle and has an satin matte finish that lays on lips evenly offering full coverage on a single application with a nice sheen finish.
We know that all skin is not created equal. And although most brands cover the basics in regards to skin type: oily, dry, sensitive, etc., most don’t target their products according to your skin’s age. Behold the first skincare line meant for Millennials (lads and ladies from the ages of 25-34): IBUKI from Shiseido. Shisiedo conducted research […]
Today I am going to show you how to pair eyeshadows together to create tons of looks. For many of us, it can be confusing when we are looking at a palette of colors to try and figure out which ones work best together and which ones won’t. This tutorial will help you to learn which colors, finishes and combination work best together and hopefull help aid you in picking which shades to choose from.
Three Basic Rules of Pairing Eyeshadows Together
- Always include a neutral – Using a neutral eyeshadow along any brighter shades you may use will keep the look more wearable and tone down the overall look.
- Always mix your finishes – Eyeshadows come in finishes, shimmer and matte. Using all shimmer on your eyes will make you look like a disco ball while using just matte finish eyeshadows will look to flat. Using a combination of both with give depth and detail to the look.
- Use a light, medium and dark color – A mixture of these three, regardless of the color scheme, will give you a well rounded look with a lot of dimension.
Skin Tone Shades
Now we can move on to blending shades. You always need to have a couple of shades that can be used for blending that are close to your skin color. One a matte finish and one with a shimmer finish. The matte one you will use under the browbone to blend out any harsh lines, the shimmer will be used to highlight under the browbone or in the inner corner to open the eye and make it appear lighter.
- Fair Skin – Vanilla Bean (matte finish), Shimma Shimma (shimmer finish)
- Medium Skin – Creme Brule (matte finish), Purely Naked (shimmer finish)
- Dark Skin – Latte or Cocoa Bear for very dark skin (matte finishes), Glamorous (shimmer finish)
Below is a guide that gives you different kinds of color combinations that you all can put together. There are two ways of doing this Monochromatic Looks and Polychromatic Looks.
These are where you take one color in varying shades and do a look based on just that color.
This look incorporates a light, medium and dark pink. The dark goes on the outer part of the eye, the medium pink on the middle of the eye and the light pink goes in the inner portion of the eye. Blend together this gives you an overall pink look.
This is a traditional dark brown smokey eye. This is where you take a dark brown and place it on the lid, a medium brown in the crease, and a light brown or tan color right above the crease to blend the colors out.
As we gear up for fall, the beauty questions on everyone’s mind are: How can I rehabilitate my hair from the summer sun, and what are the new hair trends? MATRIX Artistic Director Ammon Carver gave us some tips on how to get our summertime-damaged hair back to health. Read all about it —> HERE! […]
A new hair care company called eSalon.com is infuriating hairstylists across the country… with one great hair coloring job at a time!
In recent press, the company said it’s fast becoming a target for stylists: “Outraged stylists say, ‘How could you do this? You’re going to put us out of business!’”
Maybe its because eSalon offers the same salon service but in your own home. Plus, it’s more affordable and comes with the personal guidance of color experts – so you get the full salon treatment without paying a fortune.
eSalon actually uses your personal hair details to blend up your individual dye, just like a salon. They use quality ingredients so you get silky, shiny hair with complete gray coverage. It even comes with your name on the bottle – because its made for you and no one else!
And for the ultimate convenience, they deliver it to your door, all for under $20.00. That’s a far cry from the $100 plus you would pay at a salon!
And it sounds like hair salons are feeling the heat. “Sometimes we’re reluctant to tell other colorists what we do,” says one eSalon’s colorist. “But mostly we’re proud of the service we offer busy, professional women.”
Customized color truly makes a difference. eSalon has already received kudos from InStyle, Total Beauty, Good Housekeeping and a handful of other high-profile sites.
If you’re ready to say “buh-bye” to your hairstylist, right now, eSalon is offering your first custom color kit for just $9.95 (saving you 50%), with a full money back guarantee! Go here to give eSalon a try! —> www.eSalon.com